posticon Plenary Lectures / Workshops / Invited Speakers (Confirmed)

- Opening Lecture

  • Dr. Renato V. Iozzo (Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology and the Cancer Cell Biology and Signaling Program, Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA)

- Rupert Timpl Award Lecture

  • Dr. Alexander Nyström (Molecular Dermatology Lab, Department of Dermatology, Medical Center – University of Freiburg Germany)

- Plenary Lecture

  • Dr. Irit Sagi (Department of Biological Regulation, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)

- Plenary Lecture

  • Dr. Liliana Schaefer (Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany)

- Plenary Lecture / Workshop: Proteoglycans in health and disease: This session highlights the role of proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans in a wide range of pathologies - from cancer to diabetes and musculoskeletal disorders.

Plenary Lecture:

  • Dr. John Robert Couchman (Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Workshop Invited Lectures:

  • Dr. Paraskevi Heldin (Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden)
  • Dr. Ida Gjervold Lunde (Institute for Experimental Medical Research (IEMR), Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway)
  • Dr. Mauro Pavao (Laboratório de Bioquímica e Biologia Cellular de Glicoconjugados, Programa de Glicobiologia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

- Plenary Lecture / Workshop: Collagen modifications: role in matrix quality/quantity and disease: This session highlights the effects of posttranslational modifications of collagen on matrix behaviour and pathologies, such as osteogenesis imperfecta, osteoporosis, Ehlers Danlos syndrome, fibrosis and tumor invasion.

Plenary Lecture:

  • Dr. Karl E. Kadler (Director, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research, University of Manchester, United Kingdom)

Workshop Invited Lectures:

  • Dr. Frank Zaucke (Center for Biochemistry, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne, Germany)
  • Dr. Paolo Bonaldo (Laboratory of Matrix Biology and Functional Genomics, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova, Italy)
  • Dr. Fabio Quondamatteo (Laboratory of Human Anatomy, Thomson Building, University Avenue, Glasgow)

- Plenary Lecture / Workshop: Enzyme control of matrix function in health and disease: This session highlights the role of extracellular enzymes in matrix assembly, degradation and signaling, with special emphasis on metzincins (MMPs, adamalysins, astacins), cathepsins and heparanase as well as the role of ECM fragments (matrikines) in cell biology.

Plenary Lecture:

  • Dr. François-Xavier Maquart (Université de Reims-Champagne-Ardenne, CNRS UMR 7369 (Extracellular Matrix and Cell Dynamics), Faculty of Medicine, France)

Workshop Invited Lectures:

  • Dr. Yoshifumi Itoh (The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
  • Dr. Ralph D. Sanderson (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Pathology, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, Birmingham, USA)
  • Dr. David J.S. Hulmes (Tissue Biology and Therapeutic Engineering Unit, UMR5305, CNRS/University of Lyon, France)

- Plenary Lecture / Workshop: Epigenetics, Systems Biology and Stem Cell Niche

Plenary Lecture:

  • Dr. Alberto Passi (Department of Surgery and Morphological Sciences, University of Insubria Medical School, Italy)

Workshop Invited Lectures:

  • Dr. Sylvie Ricard-Blum (University Lyon 1, France)
  • Dr. Sandra Wiley (Department of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Dr. Martin Götte (Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Münstzer University Hospital, Münster, Germany)

- Plenary Lecture / Workshop: Cell adhesion, signaling and the tumour environment

Plenary Lecture:

  • Dr. Martin J. Humphries (Vice-President & Dean, Faculty of Life Sciences, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research, University of Manchester, United Kingdom)

Workshop Invited Lectures:

  • Dr. Francesco Ramirez (Department of Pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA)
  • Dr. Peter Friedl (Microscopical Imaging of the Cell, Dept. of Cell Biology, Radboudumc, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Joint faculty: Molecular Imaging, Dept. of Genitourinary Medical Oncology, Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX, USA)
  • Dr. Benjamin (Benny) Geiger (Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel)

- Plenary Lecture / Workshop: Tissue engineering from a matrix perspective: This session highlights the use of ECM-like biomaterials in tissue engineering as well as difficulties associated with tissue engineering (due to the complexity of the ECM in connective tissues).

Plenary Lecture:

  • Dr. Joachim P. Spatz (Department of New Materials and Biosystems (Spatz), Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)

Workshop Invited Lectures:

  • Dr. Garry P. Duffy (Tissue Engineering Research Group, Department of Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland)
  • Dr. Julie Fradette (Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine of Université Laval and
    Centre LOEX du CRCHU de Québec - Université Laval; Director of the ThéCell research network for cell and tissue therapy)
  • Dr. John Whitelock (The Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Australia)

- Plenary Lecture / Workshop: Cell/matrix interactions in matrix biology and pathology

Plenary Lecture:

  • Dr. Reinhard Fässler (Research Department "Molecular Medicine", Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany)

Workshop Invited Lectures:

  • Dr. Madeleine Durbeej-Hjalt (Department of Experimental Medical Science, Lund University, Sweden)
  • Dr. Antonella Forlino (Department of Molecular Medicine, Biochemistry Unit, University of Pavia, Italy)
  • Dr. Rashmin Savani (The Center for Pulmonary & Vascular Biology and The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA)

- Plenary Lecture / Workshop: Advances in matrix disease mechanisms and pharmacological targeting: This session highlights the role and targeting of extracellular matrix components in a wide range of diseases, such as osteoarthritis, diabetes, and pathologies connected with mutations in ECM proteins.

Plenary Lecture:

  • Dr. Jeremy Ewan Turnbull (Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Integrative Biology, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)

Workshop Invited Lectures:

  • Dr. Ruud A. Bank (Department of Pathology & Medical Biology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands)
  • Dr. Achilleas D. Theocharis (Laboratory of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece)
  • Dr. Kirsi Johanna Rilla (Institute of Biomedicine, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland)

- Plenary Workshop

Invited Lectures:

  • Dr. Dimitrios Kletsas (Laboratory of Cell Proliferation & Ageing, Institute of Biosciences & Applications, NCSR "Demokritos", Greece)
  • Dr. Vincent C. Hascall (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA)
  • Dr. Anthony J. Day (Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research, University of Manchester, United Kingdom)

 

 
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